Settings panel
Breakroom's Settings panel offers maximum control over your in-world experience. Learn how to configure media and graphics settings, camera behavior, and more.

Overview

The Settings panel contains advanced graphics, media, camera, and UI options that you can edit to your personal specifications. You can open the Settings panel by clicking the Settings icon in the bottom right corner toolbar, or by typing Ctrl + / on your keyboard.
The location of the Settings icon.
The Settings panel contains several tabs. Below, you can find a brief overview of the options available under each tab.
The Settings panel tabs. Clicking on a tab will open it.
The Settings panel can be used to customize your personal login and viewer experience. Changes made through the Settings panel will not apply to other users.

Graphics settings

The Graphics tab allows you to customize your visual experience in Breakroom. You can maximize your graphics settings in order to fully enjoy Breakroom's virtual regions, or reduce your graphics requirements to accommodate low-end hardware.
Key settings include:
Setting
Function
Quick-adjust buttons
These buttons let you switch between a light graphics load (Fastest/Fast) and a heavier graphics load (Medium/Quality) with a single click.
Advanced Options
The sliders and check boxes located under Advanced Options allow you to make specific, granular changes to your graphics configuration.
Windowed Mode
On the desktop application, these buttons allow you to toggle Breakroom between full-screen and windowed mode.

UI settings

The UI tab allows you to customize certain aspects of Breakroom's UI.
Setting
Function
Interface size buttons
These buttons let you reduce or increase the size of the Breakroom UI elements that frame your screen.
"Enable Login to Preview" option
This option makes it possible to log in to the preview server. Please see this page for more information.
"Show name tag of yourself" option
This option toggles the visibility of your own overhead name tag. (Please note that others will always be able to see your name tag.)
World Owners can make global changes to the default UI scale by visiting the World Customization tab on the Dashboard.

Control settings

The Control tab allows you to toggle various input options. You can also adjust your mouse and input sensitivity and customize the way your avatar responds to certain movement commands.
Setting
Function
"Click to walk" option
This option toggles the click to walk feature.
"Can click on self" option
This option controls whether you can click on your own avatar.
"Use Gamepad" option
This option enables or disables the use of a connected Gamepad.
"Inverse Y Axis in Mouselook" option
This option allows you to inverses the Y axis while in mouselook.
"Lock Run State" option
This option locks your avatar into "always run" mode. This option will persist between login sessions and across region teleports until you disable it. It can also be enabled by pressing Ctrl + R on your keyboard.
"Make Run Toggleable" option
This option allows you to toggle between normal movement and "always run" mode using your keyboard. "Always run" can be toggled by pressing the Shift key once.
"Make Crouch Toggleable" option
This option allows you to toggle between normal locomotion and persistent crouching by pressing the C key once. Your avatar will then crouch until you press the C key again.
Mouse Sensitivity
This slider adjusts the sensitivity (speed) of your mouse within the Breakroom viewer or screen.
Input Sensitivity
This slider adjusts the sensitivity (speed) of other input devices, such as Gamepads or joysticks.
Movement Speed
This slider adjusts your avatar's default walk speed, so you can walk (and consequently run) slower or faster.
Turning Speed
This slider adjusts your avatar's default turning speed.

Audio settings

The Audio tab allows you to independently control the volume of the different types of media that might play in-world. You can also use the Audio Test and Video Test buttons to conduct real-time tests on your audio/visual equipment, and use the drop-down device selection menus to switch between active devices.
You can learn more about troubleshooting audio and video problems on this page.

Miscellaneous settings

The Misc tab allows you to enable or disable additional functions within Breakroom.
Setting
Function
Caching options
These controls can be used to clear your graphics cache and change the cache storage location on your device.
"Enable Browser Surfaces" option
This option lets you enable or disable all browser surfaces in-world. This includes the Breakroom web browser, whiteboards, and Slido integration. Generally, we do not recommend turning this off.
"Enable Voice" option
This option enables or disables voice chat completely.
"Enable Highlight Effect" option
This option toggles the highlight "aura" that surrounds clickable objects and avatars when your mouse passes over them.
"Enable Camera Tooltips" option
This option enables or disables the camera tips that pop up when you pass your mouse over the bottom right corner toolbar.
"Prompt on Mouselook" option
This option enables or disables the prompt that appears when you use your mouse scroll wheel to transition into mouselook.
"Use TCP Connection" option
This option enables or disables the use of a TCP connection (as opposed to UDP). This may be a worthwhile option to pursue if you have an especially slow or troublesome connection.
Framerate
This drop-down menu lets you set a target framerate. If set to a chosen value, Breakroom will attempt to meet this framerate, but will not exceed it.
vSync
This drop-down can be used to enable or disable vSync. vSync helps your computer synchronize framerate with your monitor's refresh rate, so disabling this option may result in graphical "tearing." Generally, we do not recommend turning this off.
Max Loaded Avatars
This drop-down lets you specify the maximum number of avatars that will be rendered in-world. Setting this to a lower value can help if you are dealing with a slow connection or using a computer with lower-end graphics capability.

VR settings

The settings available under this tab pertain to VR experiences in Breakroom. VR is only available on the Breakroom desktop application, and requires access to advanced computer equipment. In general, we do not recommend the use of VR equipment with Breakroom at this time.

Camera control settings

The Camera Controls tab allows you to make changes to the way your in-world camera behaves. You can also save your custom settings for future use and share them with others.

Camera Controls

Profile settings vs global settings

It is important to note that the sliders and options available under the Profile settings heading can be set back to their default configuration by clicking the Reset Camera Profile to Default button. They can also be altered by loading a Camera Settings Group item.
Meanwhile, the sliders and options available under the Global settings heading will persist no matter what changes are made to your profile settings. They cannot be saved to a Camera Settings Group item, and will be applied to any profile that you create or load. They also cannot be changed back to their default configuration with a single click.

Save Profile to New Inventory Item

Clicking this button will create a virtual item that contains your current camera profile settings, called a Camera Settings Group. You can then find this object in your Inventory under Settings > Camera.
Camera Settings Group objects, located in the Inventory window.
You can share these objects with other users by transferring the item in-person, or by using in-world email. To load a saved set of camera settings, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Locate the Camera Settings Group item in your Inventory.
  2. 2.
    Click on it. A set of buttons will appear.
  3. 3.
    Click the Use button.
The location of the Use button.

Reset Camera Profile to Default

This button will reset all of your camera profile settings to their original default configuration. Please note that clicking this button will not change your global camera settings, as detailed above.

Analytics and Marketing Preferences settings

The Analytics and Marketing Preferences tab allows you to adjust your privacy and marketing preferences whenever you like. You can also review Breakroom's Privacy Policy.
Note: World Owners can require that Analytics and Marketing data be collected from user logins. In such cases, end users will not be able to opt out of certain types of data collection via the Settings panel.